scale line

Speed's Hampshire 1611

Scale line

There is a scale line labelled:-
THE SCALE OF MILES
8 miles, chequered in miles and in quarter miles; within a strapwork cartouche.

Calculating from the scale line, and wrongly assuming a modern statute mile, the map's scale line, 8 miles = 65.0 mm, gives a scale about 1 to 198073. The map scale is about:-
1 to 200000
3 miles to 1 inch
A better estimate of scale can be made from town positions, comparing known town-town distances, using DISTAB.exe. The map scale is about:-
1 to 240000
4 miles to 1 inch
The map maker's mile is an old english mile = 1.22 statute miles.
Notes about scales.



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